Match Day 6 and we are lucky to host another round of home games involving the majority of the Tigers teams. The U12 Golds miss out this week with a game at Boystown against De La Salle.
This weekend we welcome back the Stingrays and De La Salle to Chad Townsend Oval and we also welcome the Pirates for their first outing against the U11 Silvers on the Saturday. On Sunday the U14's have a local derby against the Bosco Bulldogs which promises to be a tough game and we welcome our merged U17 team back to Tigertown after an 18 month break.
Enjoy the reports below and thanks to all the Tigers parents for making it such a great day at Yarrawarrah Oval and we cant thank our members enough for all their help on the BBQ, in the Canteen and on Ground Duties-Your support for the club is greatly appreciated.
U6 Yellow Tigers 56 V De La Salle 52
The U6 Yellow team got back to winning ways in an entertaining game between two evenly matched teams. The whole team played well today and it was especially pleasing to see Layken Koprivic, Hendrix Austin, Bodhi Preen and Angelo Talotta make a number of runs today. Joshua Dart was a rock in defence and Jake McMillan and Hendrix Crawley were the "Bruise Brothers" tackling everyone and everything. Hendrix Crawley top scored for the Tigers with 7 tries and was well supported by Jake McMillan with 4 and Arlo Gibbons 3, who also scored the winning try in the final seconds. The Tigers worked well as a team with everybody contributing and showing energy and enthusiasm for the ball. This team is growing in confidence and it is great to see the new players getting involved and enjoying their footy.
Player of the Game: Angelo Talotta
Encouragement Award: Hendrix Austin
Tigers Spirit Award: Arlo Gibbons
U7 Blue Tigers 0 V Kurnell Stingrays 60
Sometimes you just come up against a better team and this was certainly the case for the U7 Blue team today, who met a red-hot Stingrays team, who were just stronger all across the park. The Tigers did have their moments with Toby Hampson and Lachlan Couley always looking to attack the Stingrays and Hudson Amor and Hunter Welfare also made some positive runs. Kade Jones played with energy and often ran straight at the Stingrays defence and Charlotte Dart was all energy and heart like she is every game. Ruby McClennan played well in a game that didn't suit her style and Roseanna Yang turned in an impressive performance and was brave in the tackle and always available to take the ball up. The Blue team should hold their heads high because of the way they play, supporting each other, always wanting to run and never giving up. Well done Blues.
Player of the Game: Hudson Amor
Encouragement Award: Hunter Welfare
Tigers Spirit Award: Lachlan Couley
U7 Green Tigers 44 V Gymea Gorillas 64
This was an entertaining game with the Gorillas just proving too strong at crucial times. The Tigers were in the game for long periods but were unable to cut the deficit that had been created in the first quarter. Hayden Walker had a strong game and was always looking to use his strength to the Tigers advantage. Logan Estcourt and Malachi Kane made solid contributions throughout and were always willing to have a run when the team needed it. Max Horne had a great game and was full of running and his enthusiasm spurred on his teammates. Levi Horne also played strongly as did Zac May and Aston Gibbons put in a player of the game performance scoring 5 tries and always looking dangerous every time he got the ball. Hayden, Levi and Max all scored 2 tries a piece. The Green team are close to putting it all together but have just come against teams who are a bit stronger and a bit quicker recently but this team has all the ingredients to challenge the competition when they hit top form.
Player of the Game: Aston Gibbons
Encouragement Award: Max
Tigers Spirit Award: Zac May
U11 Bronze Tigers 38 V De La Salle 22
The Bronze team put in a strong performance against a decent De La Salle team and ended up winning an entertaining game by 16 points.
Arlo Hankinson got the Tigers off to a great start scoring off the Tigers first set. He collected the ball in his own half before out pacing the defenders to score. From the kick-off the Tigers collected the ball and after a couple of tackles the ball got into the hands of Lewis Amesbury who broke through a couple of tackles and showed good speed to score in the corner. A good run by Bailey Mason to set up an attack on the right put the Tigers in a good attacking position and eventually the ball found Arlo Hankinson who ran through a gap in the defence to score under the posts and put the Tigers out to a 16-0 lead.
In the second quarter De La Salle came out of the blocks strongly and scored off a good cross field kick. Arlo Hankinson scored again after some good attacking play by Max Cooper and Kai Goody and in the final minute of the quarter De La Salle scored their second try with a good break and offload by the winger to go into half-time with the Tigers leading 22-10. In the second half a great catch by Kai Goody from a De La Salle error put the Tigers on the attack and Max Cooper showed some intelligent play and scored close to the line. De La scored their third try soon after with a good break down the centre to bring the score back to 26-16 before Arlo Hankinson got his fourth after a great run down the wing. Kai Goody scored a great individual try with a kick and chase before regathering to score and then a great break by De La allowed them to score through the middle to get the score back to 38-22. This was an impressive performance by the Bronze team who looked able to score at will and were strong across the park.
Player of the Game: Kai Goody
Tigers Spirit Award: Zane Shoblom
U11 Silver Tigers 50 V Sutherland Loftus Pirates 0
The U11 Silver team asserted themselves against the Pirates with the game stopping in the third quarter under the mercy rule
The Tigers were strong in every department with every player making a contribution and good communication throughout the team. Zac Porter scored the first of his three tries in the first minutes after a good offload by Mason De Luca. There was some solid Tigers defence from the Pirates next set, causing an error from the attacking team, with Ethan Coleman collecting the loose ball and out sprinting the covering defence to give the Tigers a 12-0 lead. Zac Porter got his second try weaving through the Pirates defence to score before Billy Dunn put on another try by catching the Pirates defensive line napping and scoring close to the line. In the first half there was some good defence by the Tigers earning a turnover which gave Billy Dunn plenty of space and time to run around the defence and score in the corner. Another break saw Arlo Hankinson put the Pirates on the back foot before releasing a pass to Zac Porter to score his hat trick and give the Tigers a 34-0 half time lead.
A great kick off by Zar Mackenzie put the Tigers on the attack and good back line move saw Zar Mackenzie collect the ball and score in the corner. A mistake by the Pirates gave the ball to Hunter Loveday who scored through a tiring defence before Arlo Hankinson scored a length of the field try to put the Tigers out to a 50-0 lead and end the game on a mercy rule. Zac Porter was awarded player of the game for his 3 tries and solid performance and Billy Dunn with 2 tries and Ethan Coleman with 1 also put in solid performances.
Player of the Game: Zac Porter
Tigers Spirit Award: Zane Shoblom
U12 Gold Bosco/Tigers Merged Team 0 V De La Salle 30
Another defeat to the U12's who are finding the Gold division just a bit hot to handle. The team is playing well and creating changes but are often playing catch-up football which is hard to maintain throughout a season.
U14 Silver Tigers 40 V Bosco Bulldogs 4
The local derby saw both teams get off to a good start before Blake Burke made a strong run through the defensive line to put the Tigers on the attack. The Tigers back-line passed the ball through hands allowing Alex Moussa to open the scoring after a brilliant step to catch the defence off guard. A good break by Bosco saw them on the attack but the Tigers defended well and worked the ball forward. A good kick over the top by Jai McEwen was brilliantly collected by Tom Robinson who threw a couple of dummies before scoring in the corner to give the Tigers a 12-0 lead. Another great run by Alex Moussa off the defensive line got the Tigers going forward again. Before being tackled he managed to get an off-load away to Alex Mantik who ran on to score and increase the Tigers lead.
Both teams were pretty even but it was the Tigers who were more clinical with their finishing and always looked dangerous when running at the Bosco defenders. This proved to be the case again when the Tigers made another break on the left wing and Alex Moussa found himself in space, beat a couple of defenders before improving the ball to score under the posts. From the kick-off Alex Mantik caught the ball and ran three quarters of the field, leaving the Bosco defenders in his wake and give the Tigers a 26-0 half-time lead.
Going into the break, the Tigers looked strong all across the park. Blake Burke and Albie Lamaro were making good metres out of defence, Kye Connor and Kobi Porter were working away at the edges and Luke Harrison and Max Cleland were providing plenty of balls for the Tigers centres and backs to run onto. Jai McEwen was directing the team around the park and the two Alex's, Moussa and Mantik worried the Bosco defenders every time they had the ball.
In the first minute of the second half Bosco scored after some good pressure on the Tigers defensive line and then the rest of the third quarter became a bit of a grind as both teams grew tired in the warm conditions. In the first minute of the final quarter a clever back line move put Luke Fenton over to give the Tigers a 30-4 lead, then a mazy run by Blake Burke on the left wing saw him put the ball down millimetres from the Bosco line and from the play the ball Bailey Murray scored again to put the Tiger 36-4 up. Bosco came back into the game towards the end of the quarter but the Tigers defence held firm and kept Bosco at bay even after three repeat sets. On the third set a speculative pass was collected by Alex Mantik and the ball was played through hands to put Bailey Murray in to grab his second try of the day and give the Tigers a convincing 40-4 victory.
It was difficult to single out any player today but Fintan Kelly was awarded player of the game for his strong runs out of dummy half and his strong defensive work not letting Bosco through on his wing. Bailey Murray also had a strong game and deserved his two tries as did Alex Moussa and Alex Mantik. It's Cronulla Caringbah next week before some tough games against Como and Penhurst.
Player of the Game: Fintan Kelly
Tigers Spirit Award: Bailey Murray
U17 Silver Como/Tigers Merged Team 4 V Engadine Dragons 32
It was so good to welcome U17's footy back to Yarrawarrah Oval and although the score wasn't in our favour it was a cracking game against two teams who just kept going at each other for the whole game.
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